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Frank Houghton

Frank Llewellyn Houghton, CBE, (July 18th 1897, Cornwall – August 3rd 1981, Ottawa) was a flag officer in the Royal Canadian Navy. Born in Cornwall, England, and educated in Victoria, British Columbia and Halifax, Nova Scotia, Houghton joined the navy in 1913 as an officer cadet. In 1945 Houghton, by then a captain, was appointed as chief of the Canadian navy's mission to Britain. In 1946 Houghton took command of Canada's first aircraft carrier, HMCS Vimy Ridge, and by 1947 he was serving as vice-chief of the Naval Staff.

After his naval service he was the General Manager of the International Grenfell Association. His remains were interred in the naval crypt beneath St. Paul's Anglican Church at Halifax NS. He was well known as a magician and as an author of childrens' books.